R.A. Dickey On No-Hitter Appeal: 'It Would Be A Little Cheap' To Be Awarded No-Hitter Retroactively

New York Mets knuckeball pitcher R.A. Dickey said Thursday that being awarded a no-hitter after an appeal would be "a little bit cheap."

Dickey completed a one-hitter during a 9-1 victory against the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday night, but the Mets appealed afterward that a first-inning hit by B.J. Upton should have been ruled an error on third baseman David Wright.

Via Newsday, Dickey would consider his own accomplishment a bit tarnished if he is awarded a no-hitter through the appeal:

"It would be weird," Dickey said Thursday morning. "I don't know if it would be quite as satisfying. I think the asterisk beside the no-hitter would get more attention than the no-hitter, you know?

"Plus, you're not pitching the eighth, ninth inning with the pressure of a no-hitter going. It would be a little bit cheap. But, for the integrity of the game, I think it's worthy of a review, just to make sure."

If the appeal is won, the Mets will have their second no-hitter this season after going without one for the first 50 seasons of franchise history.

For more on the Mets, please be sure to check out our blog Amazin' Avenue and SB Nation New York for all the latest news and updates.

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